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PlayStation Network And Xbox Live Are Down, And The Notorious Hacker Gang 'Lizard Squad' Is Taking Credit

Hours after Microsoft's Xbox Live went down Wednesday, Sony's PlayStation Network went down, too.<p>These are two giant networks that console gamers access to play their games online. It's especially bad timing since a lot of people are probably getting new PlayStations and Xboxes for Christmas.<p>Since …

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The Most Dangerous Islands In The World

Thankfully, holiday season is just the time to get out and explore, go to a relaxing and rejuvenating island getaway. And though islands seem like a perfect escape in comparison to the harsh winter winds, there are some to sail far and clear from.<p>Sweet summer has passed, and now, fall is leaving us …

'Unusual' Russian flights concern NATO

An "unusual" uptick in the size and scale of Russian aircraft flying throughout European airspace in recent days has raised alarm bells for NATO officials that come amid other provocations already rattling the West.<p>Multiple groups of Russian military bomber and tanker aircraft, flying under the …

ISIS Oil Refineries in Syria Targeted by U.S., Coalition Strikes

World<p>U.S. military forces and Arab partner nations targeted 12 ISIS-controlled modular oil refineries in eastern Syria on Wednesday, officials said. Coalition forces also took out one vehicle linked to ISIS in the strikes, which involved Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.<p>In a release, the …

France on high security alert after ISIL threats

France is on high security alert after threats made by the Islamic State militant movement.<p>Soldiers are patrolling key sites, as Paris vows to continue its fight against the militants.<p>French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said: “Iraq has called on us to help with air support for the military …

Islamists in Philippines threaten to kill German hostages

Islamists in the Philippines have threatened to kill two German hostages unless Germany pays a ransom and withdraws its support for the US fight against Isis in Syria and northern Iraq.<p>In a message circulated via Twitter, the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group announced it would kill one of the hostages …

Islamic State crisis: New strikes near Syria-Turkey border

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New U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State near Syria-Iraq border

The Unites States and Arab partners are carrying out more strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, confirming a third night of a military campaign against targets inside Syria.<p>"These operations are ongoing, so we will not provide additional details at this …

Meet The 'Invisible General' Leading The War On ISIS

A Department of Defense spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider in an email Tuesday that General Lloyd J. Austin III was the "combatant commander" of the operations in both countries through his role as the Commander of US Central Command.<p>As CENTCOM commander, Austin oversees the US military …

Experts Doubt ISIS Could Launch Major Cyberattack Against the U.S.

The Islamist militants who have taken over swathes of Syria and Iraq have proven remarkably adept at using 21st century technology.<p>In the Islamic …

Russia fails to remove Syria nuclear probe from IAEA agenda

VIENNA (Reuters) - Western states defeated a Russian proposal on Friday to remove Syria’s alleged past nuclear activities from the agenda of meetings of the U.N. atomic agency, diplomats said.<p>The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) flies in front of its headquarters during a board …

France launches first air strikes on IS in Iraq

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Chinese hackers breach U.S. military contractors

WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly breached the computer systems of U.S. companies, including airlines and technology firms, that are involved in the movement of U.S. troops and military equipment, a U.S. Senate panel has found.<p>The Senate …

Obama: US must support partners against ISIS

The U.S. is not returning combat troops to Iraq, President Barack Obama insisted again Wednesday, despite the suggestion by his top general that option is something the Pentagon could consider.<p>Speaking at U.S. Central Command in Florida, Obama said again that U.S. troops "do not and will not have a …

Obama: No US combat mission against IS in Iraq

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Mother of American Held By ISIS Pleads for His Release

The mother of an American journalist held hostage by Islamist militants issued an emotional plea for her son’s release Wednesday.<p>In a video broadcast …

Detained in North Korea, Matthew Miller faces uncertain fate

Looking pale and gaunt, Matthew Todd Miller glanced away from the camera during his brief interview in North Korea.<p>"I will say that I prepared to violate the law of the DPRK before coming here," he told CNN's Will Ripley earlier this month. "And I deliberately committed my crime."<p>But he didn't …

British hostage David Haines beheaded by Islamic State terrorists

Prime Minister David Cameron describes murder of British aid worker David Haines by Isil as 'an act of pure evil', as Foreign Office works urgently to verify video released by extremists<p>Islamic State has released a video showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines.<p>It comes just hours …

From NY to Texas, KKK recruits with candies and fliers

Carlos Enrique Londoño laughs at the Ku Klux Klan recruitment flier recently left on the driveway of his suburban New York home. It's unlikely the group would accept him.<p>"I'm Colombian and dark-skinned," said Londoño, a painter and construction worker who has lived in Hampton Bays on Long Island …

Siege of Iraqi town broken; U.S. lawmakers demand ISIS strategy

Iraqi security and volunteer forces have broken the siege of Amerli and have entered the town, retired Gen. Khaled al-Amerli, an Amerli resident and member of its self-defense force, told CNN on Sunday.<p>Iraqi state TV also reported that the siege had been broken.<p>The news prompted a wave of …

Why Uber must be stopped

<b>Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street," Michael Douglas in "Wall Street"</b><p>The touted start-up is proving to be the embodiment of unrestrained hyper-capitalism. What happens when it wins?<p>Andrew Leonard<p>August 31, 2014 10:59am (UTC)<p>What is Uber? A paragon of free market efficiency and …

Libyan militants claim to have taken control of Tripoli's main airport

Islamic militants from the Libyan Dawn coalition claimed Saturday to have seized Tripoli’s main airport after over a month of clashes with nationalist forces.<p>Pictures on social media showed coalition fighters from the Libyan city of Misrata celebrating at the terminal building of Tripoli …

Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages

Michael Brown Aftermath: Ferguson Considers Cop Cameras

U.S. news<p>After a week and a half of tense confrontations, arrests and recriminations in protests over the police killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, officials in Ferguson, Missouri, promised Wednesday to explore sweeping changes in the city's law enforcement structure — including the …

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'Marching All Night Long': Protesters Return to Ferguson for Another Night

U.S. news<p>FERGUSON, Missouri — Chanting "We're young, we're strong, we're marching all night long," protesters returned for another night of demonstrations over the police killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Authorities in Ferguson said they were focusing on out-of-town "criminals" whom they …

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U.S. verifying video said to show killing of missing journalist

A video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of an American journalist by the militant group Islamic State, nearly two years after the reporter disappeared in Syria.<p>The video, which was posted on YouTube and later taken down, shows a man who appears to be missing freelance …

Gaza war resumes with deadly strikes, rocket fire

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas’s military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.<p>Palestinians launched more than 180 rockets on Tuesday and Wednesday, mainly at …